My soul for light and love and earnest longings

Author: Elwood H. Stokes
Tune: [My soul for light and love had earnest longings]
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1. My soul for light and love had earnest longings,
Oh, how it longed for fellowship divine!
I sought it here and there,
I sought it ev'rywhere,
At last, thro' faith, the holy boon was mine.

I'm abiding, gracious Saviour,
I'm abiding in thy precious love today;
I'm abiding, yes, abiding
In thy love, thy precious love, today.

2. Oh, how enriching is this sacred treasure!
Enriching to this soul, this soul of mine;
There's nothing any where
Can with this love compare,
And I henceforth, forever, Lord, am thine.

3. Oh, yes, I rest, how blessed is the resting!
I rest today, I'm resting all the time;
"Come," echoes thro' the air,
"Come," and the resting share,
And Jesus will be yours as he is mine.

Source: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #47

Author: Elwood H. Stokes

He was president of the Ocean Grove Campmeeting Association. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul for light and love and earnest longings
Title: Abiding
Author: Elwood H. Stokes
Refrain First Line: I'm abiding, gracious Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Hymn-Songs #36

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Songs of Redeeming Love #35

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Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined #R35

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Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #5

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Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s5

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The Emory Hymnal #5

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The Revival Wave #35

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The Welcome Voice #47

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